Clinical and serological aspects of visceral leishmaniasis in northeast Brazilian dogs naturally infected with Leishmania chagasi.

@article{Almeida2005ClinicalAS,
  title={Clinical and serological aspects of visceral leishmaniasis in northeast Brazilian dogs naturally infected with Leishmania chagasi.},
  author={Maria Angela Ornelas de Almeida and E E V Jesus and Maria Luiza B Sousa-Atta and Leucio C{\~a}mara Alves and Maria Elisabeth Aires Berne and Ajax Merc{\^e}s Atta},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 3-4},
  pages={227-32}
}
Human visceral leishmaniasis is endemic in the northeast of Brazil, where the domestic dog is an important parasite reservoir in the infectious cycle of Leishmania chagasi. In this study, we evaluated the clinical signs of canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL), serum protein profile and the antileishmanial IgG antibody production in 86 dogs living in northeast endemic areas of leishmaniasis. Thirty dogs from a leishmaniasis-free area were used as a control group. The major clinical signs of CVL… CONTINUE READING
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